You let your child hear your thinking as you write in front of your child. You will find students taking some of their writing all the way through the writing process over days or even weeks. Instead, we give them opportunities to write in real and purposeful ways — and we support and teach them as they grow.
Many times, writing is taught primarily through writing prompts, copy work, or worksheets. Primary students should be given at least minutes to write independently — ideally on a daily basis. It is not just a one-shot deal. But my first grader takes 20 minutes to write a single sentence and is clearly not ready for this advanced revising skill.
Our desire it to help you see writing in a different light…writing as a craft. Simple writing lessons.